Why Expats Fall In Love With Belize

Why Expats Fall In Love With Belize

Recently there has been an increase in the number of Americans and Canadians who move to Belize. These ex-pats have many reasons to love this beautiful Central American country.

While the entire country is welcoming to those who want to create a new life here, the premier destination for ex-pats is Ambergris Caye and there are many reasons for this.

Ambergris Caye is Easily Accessible

It is easy to get to San Pedro, the main town on the island of Ambergris Caye from Belize City. The country is also just a short plane ride from North America. This makes it easy for ex-pats and their friends and family to visit each other. In fact, a flight from Miami to Belize is only a couple of hours.

Everyone speaks English

While English is the official language of Belize, many Belizeans also speak other languages. On Ambergris Caye for example, almost everyone is fluent in both English and Spanish.

As you can imagine, this helps ex-pats assimilate to their new home so Americans, Canadians and other English speakers find it easy to get around since they can ask for directions in their native language. They can also shop for groceries, visit restaurants and bars and make friends with no language barriers.

Things To Do

Scuba divers love Ambergris Caye for its proximity to both the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and the famous Blue Hole. Water sports enthusiasts can also try snorkeling, kayaking, sailing or just playing in the waves while visiting the beach.

There are also Maya ruins to explore, a variety of dining and shopping options to try and luxurious spas for those who want to pamper themselves.

For those eager to try cave tubing or zip-lining, the mainland is just a short boat or plane ride away. Trips to the mainland also provide opportunities for learning more about Belize’s unique history and culture. Visitors can learn how to make chocolate like the ancient Maya, discover the impact of Mennonite and British settlers and learn about the native flora and fauna of the area at various nature reserves.


Belize is very attractive to retirees and others on a fixed income. A comfortable life here costs about a third of what a similar lifestyle would cost in the United States or Canada. While San Pedro is slightly more expensive than Belize City, it provides other advantages that make up for this.

Salt Life Belize

For expats who would like to come to Belize, Salt Life Belize can make your dreams of an island paradise come true. Developed by an expat from the USA, the community blends sleek modern conveniences with a relaxed tropical vibe. There are several sizes of condos so you have options to choose from as well as a community center to make it easier to socialize and assimilate to the island.

To learn more about your ideal move to Belize, visit our website: https://saltlifebelize.com.

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